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Small-scale support continues for renewables

Small-scale support continues for renewables | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it

The government had suggested looking at excluding new small scale solar, anaerobic digestion, and onshore wind installations of 5MW to 50kW from 1 April 2013 as part of its review of support for renewable electricity.

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PERMACULTURE DESIGN IDEAS FOR YOUR GARDEN | Prepared ...

PERMACULTURE DESIGN IDEAS FOR YOUR GARDEN | Prepared ... | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
This article is a guide to using the principals of permaculture in your garden. The principals of permaculture aim to create systems in gardening and farming that mimic nature and are as self-sufficient as possible.
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How to make a difference - Food and gardening - How to be an urban beekeeper - The Ecologist

How to make a difference - Food and gardening - How to be an urban beekeeper - The Ecologist | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it

You don't need a smallholding and a meadow to be a budding apiarist - a few sensible precautions will let you fight honeybee decline with a hive in your own backyard...


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So, you want to know what a smallholding looks like before it’s permacultured?

So, you want to know what a smallholding looks like before it’s permacultured? | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it

Bealtaine Cottage smallholding at the beginning, seven years ago. Where the orchards, tunnel and veggie gardens are now. An unpromising start...but permaculture can take root anywhere!


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Hedges and Trees by Patrick Whitefield


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Sepp Holzer - Farming with Nature - A Case Study of Successful Temperate Permaculture

Farming with Nature - A Case Study of Successful Temperate Permaculture.

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How to Transform Landscapes with Water with Sepp Holzer

How to Transform Landscapes with Water with Sepp Holzer | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Sepp Holzer and Bernd Müller  explain how a water retention landscape is constructed and the dramatic effects a landscape of this kind can have in a short time, even in an area that is bein...

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What is permaculture?

What is permaculture? | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Permaculture is a forward-thinking design system based on principles found in nature. Its purpose is to create living environments that are harmonious, sustainable and productive; while greatly red...

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A call to transition to a post-oil world

A call to transition to a post-oil world | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
The following column is by Lee Brain, whose famous presentation opposing Enbridge's oil sands project was covered in a Vancouver Observer story, "Oil executive son's testimony at Prince Rupert Norther...

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Polyculture versus Monoculture: Which is Better?

Find out why having organic farms that practice polyculture is better than monoculture agricultural practices.
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The different layers in a forest garden - by zteve t evans - Helium

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A well designed forest garden  can be a productive and important part of a Permaculture, or low-impact living system providing food or other ..., zteve t evans (RT @ztevetevans: Sustainable futures - exploring the layers of a forest garden -

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Dream Home Inspiration

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Starting the herb garden in March

Making the herb bed in March, getting rid of lots of rubbish and using as much space as possible.
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First UK Food Waste Digester to Inject Biogas into the Grid

First UK Food Waste Digester to Inject Biogas into the Grid | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it

The UK's first commercial scale food waste to biogas anaerobic digestion facility to inject renewable gas directly into the grid has been opened by the Prince of Wales in Dorset.

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ARE SCHOOLS BREAKING CHILDREN’S SPIRITS? Life and Learning Beyond Walls : The New Nature Movement

ARE SCHOOLS BREAKING CHILDREN’S SPIRITS? Life and Learning Beyond Walls : The New Nature Movement | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Field Notes from the Future: Tracking the Movement to Connect People and Nature...

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Smallholder Training > Smallholding Courses > Courses for Smallholders

Smallholder Training > Smallholding Courses > Courses for Smallholders | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Smallholder training and smallholding courses for new and existing smallholders - Directory smallholding courses in the UK and beyond.

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No Money, just Abundance! Permaculture @ Bealtaine Smallholding, Ireland

No Money, just Abundance! Permaculture @ Bealtaine Smallholding, Ireland | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Through a glass darkly...April Fool in the garden, reflection from a mirror.

Today is the first of April and the radio is talking about economic growth, again, and will continue to do ad infinat... (From the archives: No Money, just Abundance!

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Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead - Modern Homesteading

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Even on a small 1-acre farm, you can create a self-sufficient homestead by following these guidelines.

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Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening–With information on mushroom cultivation, sowing a fruit … ways to keep livestock, and more… | permac...

Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening–With information on mushroom cultivation, sowing a fruit … ways to keep livestock, and more… | permac... | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it

Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors’ spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming method… More >>


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BBC NEWS - Insecticide blamed for bee deaths by Stirling University study

BBC NEWS - Insecticide blamed for bee deaths by Stirling University study | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
Use of a specific group of insecticides is having a serious impact on bumblebee populations, according to a team of Scottish scientists.

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Greenwashing


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The Secret Life of Bees

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The world's leading expert on bee behavior discovers the secrets of decision-making in a swarm...

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Permaculture basics: Layers - by Emma Cooper - Helium

Permaculture basics: Layers - by Emma Cooper - Helium | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
In gardening terms, permaculture is a way of working with nature to decrease inputs (including gardening effort) whilst maximizing outputs (includ..., Emma Cooper...
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Welcome to the Lincolnshire Smallholders and Self Sufficiency Club

Welcome to the Lincolnshire Smallholders and Self Sufficiency Club | Simple, sustainable living. | Scoop.it
LSSSC Lincolnshire Smallholding and Self Sufficiency Club...
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Books Worth Reading

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Books worth reading 

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